Covering Japan and Hungary so far, the series stars Ali Hamidi along with two guests (Neil Spooner, Tom Dove and Darrell Peck have co-starred so far, with Danny Fairbrass joining the crew in later episodes) in an hour-long angling adventure in search of giant carp across the globe.
Taking in local culture, adventure and travel, the series ends with episodes shot in Italy (Tues, 19th July) and Austria (Tues, 26th Juy) to complete an amazing global hunt for carp that has gone down a storm on social media, with the series trending on Twitter during the broadcasts.
Presenter and series producer Ali Hamidi said: "I think the response to this series from the fishing industry has been beyond our wildest dreams. We’re so proud and happy that you folks are loving it like you are. We learnt a lot from making series one and have already started filming series two, we hope that we evolve and develop the series so it goes from strength to strength. Your support and love for the show is proving to ITV just how powerful coarse fishing is and how it deserves to be on at PRIME TIME on mainstream tele!"
Keen carper and football star Bobby Zamora loved the first two episodes: “It’s great to see a carp show on prime time TV. It’s great all-round entertainment and I love the different venues – they're very different to what you might expect. It’s always a giggle watching the boys have a laugh, just like we all do on the bank!”
England and Arsenal goalkeeping legend David Seaman described the show as: “absolutely ace! I couldn’t believe the size of that lake. A true inspiration and a real insight into a incredible location."
The second episode repeats on ITV4 this Saturday at 4.55pm and Sunday at 8.55am.
View previous episodes of Monster Carp on the ITV HUB by clicking on the ITV button below